Things to do in Houston today and this weekend, with kids! July 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2013

Houston is gearing up for the 4th of July!  To celebrate, go to the Star Spangled Salute or buy a ticket to Freedom Over Texas.  You can also celebrate at Kidpendence Day at the Children’s Museum and the Celebration at Bayou Bend.  Also, check out the Kids Parade in Bellaire where kids are encouraged to decorate trikes, bikes and wagons.  Just show up and ride in the parade!

On Saturday, do not miss the Kids Storytime at Brazos Bookstore where Kathy Duval, author of Take Me to Your BBQ, will be reading her book!  Also, do not miss Alice in Wonderland at Main Street Theater.  It lasts through the end of July and you do not want to miss it!

Look for the complete list of events below. Be sure to also check out this list of free Houston activities for any day of the week!

fireworksAll Week, July 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2013:
Animals Assembled
– Houston Zoo
Bayou Bend Detective Days – MFAH Bayou Bend


Thursday, July 4, 2013:
Kidpendence Day
– Children’s Museum of Houston
Blackberry Picking & Farm Fun Land – 8:00-12:00pm – Blessington Farms
4th of July Parade – 9:30am – Bellaire
Avenue Zoo Performance – 11:00am & 1:00pm – Houston Zoo Children’s Zoo
FlamingosArt Detectives: Gallery Investigations + Sketching + Show – 11:00-2:00pm – MFAH
4th of July Celebration at Bayou Bend – 1:00-5:00pm – MFAH Bayou Bend
Freedom Over Texas – 4:00-10:00pm – Eleanor Tinsley Park
ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights: A Star Spangled Salute – 8:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre
For events all over the Houston area, go HERE!
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston – FREE Thursday 5:00-8:00pm
Mikey Magnifying GlassThe Health Museum – FREE Thursday 2:00-5:00pm
The John C. Freeman Weather Museum – FREE Thursday 12:00-4:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science – FREE Thursdays 3:00-6:00pm (The Egypt Hall is included!)
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – FREE Thursdays 10:00-9:00pm (Includes Art Detectives)

Friday, July 5, 2013:
Avenue Zoo Performance
– 11:00am & 1:00pm – Houston Zoo Children’s Zoo
Summer Reading Program – 1:00-2:00pm – Discovery Green
Alice in Wonderland – 1:30pm – Main Street Theater
Cool Nights: Red, White and Zoo – Zoo Open until 8:30pm – Houston Zoo
Miller Outdoor TheatreAsleep at the Wheel:  On Screen and On Stage – 8:30pm- Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, July 6, 2013:
Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market
– 8:00-12:00pm – Eastside (1 block north of Richmond)
Kids Workshop: Despicable Me 2 Craft – 9:00-12:00pm – Home Depot
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Avenue Zoo Performance – 11:00am & 1:00pm – Houston Zoo Children’s Zoo
Hands-On Houston: Hand-Stamped Metal Pendants – 11:00-3:00pm – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Kayak Boat Rides on Kinder Lake – 11:00-5:00pm – Discovery Green
Brazos BookstoreKids Storytime featuring Kathy Duval – Take Me to Your BBQ – 11:30am – Brazos Bookstore
Alice in Wonderland – 2:00 & 5:00pm – Main Street Theater
An Evening with WAR – 8:30pm- Miller Outdoor Theatre

Sunday, July 7, 2013:
Avenue Zoo Performance
– 11:00am & 1:00pm – Houston Zoo Children’s Zoo
Kayak Camp on Kinder Lake – 11:00-5:00pm – Discovery Green
Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market – 12:00-4:00pm – Eastside (1 block north of Richmond)
Alice Senia and AylenArt Improv – 1:00-4:00pm – MFAH
Alice in Wonderland – 2:00pm – Main Street Theater

Monday, July 8, 2013:
See all the things to do this summer HERE!

Tuesday, July 9 2013:
Two for Tuesday, Buy One Get One Free Admission – Downtown Aquarium (Print Coupon)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013:
Free Storytime Tour
– 10:00-11:00am – Rienzi
Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow: National Lampoon’s Vacation – 8:30pm – Market Square Park

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